Top Busan ‘satoori’ Or Dialect and Phrases in Korean!

In this article we will share to you the Top Busan Satoori or as known as dialect and phrases in Korean for you to learn more about korean language. If you are a korean drama lovers, korean pop lovers, korea travel lovers, korean oppa lovers or korean nuna lovers, then you want to read this article to the end to learn some of busan dialect that you might need to know before you have your busan lovers or travel south korea.

As we know, South Korea has many provinces, and for your informations, each province has its own dialect. For example, The Seoul dialect, as known as the Gyeonggi dialect, is the standard Korean that you hear the most often. Here we will learn busan dialect that you might often hear in korean drama or from your busan friend.

뭐하노? (mwo-ha-no)

In standard korean language we all know, we use “뭐해?” (muo-hae) to ask someone “What are you doing?”. This question is used in an informal setting or as known as Ban mal. To make it formal, add “요” (yo) at the end of question make it “뭐해요?” (muo-hae-yo). However, in Busan dialect, “뭐하노” (mwo-ha-no) is used instead.

뭐라카노? (muo-ra-ka-no)

In standard korean language we usually say “뭐라고” (muo-ra-go) to ask someone what did you say. However in Busan dialect we use “뭐라카노” (muo-ra-ka-no). Lately, BTS released a song named Paldogangsan. In the song lyrics, the members rap in Gyeongsang (Busan and Daegu), Jeollado, and Seoul dialects. 

엄식 (eum-sik)

In Busan dialect, 음식 (eum-sik), which means “food” become “엄식” (eom-sik). This is much more similar compare to the other we just learn.

감사합니데이 (gam-sa-hab-ni-de-ee)

We usually say, 감사합니다 (gam-sa-hab-ni-da) when we want to say “thank you”. However, In Busan dialect, it become 감사합니데이 (gam-sa-hab-ni-de-ee). “니다” (ni-da) is change into “데이” (de-ee).

밥 뭇나? (bap-mot-na)

We usually say, “밥 먹었어?” (bap-meog-geot-seo) to ask if someone has eaten. In Busan dialect, it become “밥 뭇나” (bap-mot-na).

맞나/그랬나? (man-na) or (geu-raet-na)

We usually use 정말 (jeong-mal), 그래 (geu-rae) or 진짜 (jin-jja) to say “really?”. In Busan dialect, it become 맞나 (man-na) or 그랬나 (geu-raet-na).

마 (ma)

We usually say the word “야” (ya) to say “Hey” in korean language, however in busan we change it into the word “마” (ma). You’ll often hear this in korean dramas when each one call out to one another. Both 마 and 야 are used in an informal situations, so you can’t use to speak with elders.

가가 가가 (ga-ga-ga-ga)

This totally iconic word is comes from “걔가걔니?” (gae-ga-gae-ni) which means “is that the person”. However, in Busan, we change it into this iconic question – “가가가가?” (ga-ga-ga-ga)

와? (wa)?

Usually we use “왜” (oae) to ask “why” in korean language, 왜 is standard Korean language we learn. However in busan, we change it into “와” (wa). It might be confusing if you are currently learning Seoul dialect as we usually use “와” to say “come” to other person.

Busan dialect

Which one of these phrases you often hear in korean dramas? Have you learn these busan dialects? Let us know in the comments below!

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